Turn an old table into a stylish feature with a little bit of help from Resene.
Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 49
Difficulty level: Moderate
You will need: Clean cloths, filler, hammer, nail punch, old wooden table (ours had a damaged top), paintbrushes, panel pins, pencil, piece of plywood putty knife or similar, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Double Alabaster, Resene Quick Dry, Resene Timber Surface Prep, sandpaper, saw, straight edge, tape measure.
To get the look: Mark stained the background fence with Resene Woodsman tinted to Resene Totem Pole.
Other ideas: For a bright yellow effect, paint the table with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Turbo.
Measure, mark and cut the piece of plywood to fit over the existing (damaged) table top. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Fix the plywood to the existing table top with panel pins and punch in the nail heads.
Fill the nail holes with filler and allow to dry.
Sand the filled areas and the base and legs of the table to ‘key’ the surface. Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Apply one coat of Resene Timber Surface Prep
to the plywood top and allow to dry - this will help to lessen the wood grain and smooth the surface.
Sand the Resene Timber Surface Prep
to a smooth finish and wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth. Repeat steps five and six if necessary.
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry
over the Resene Timber Surface prep and spot prime any areas of bare wood on the rest of the table. Allow to dry.
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